We serve the residents of Boulder City which is a quaint small town of about 15,000 residents near Las Vegas.
Our mission is to help improve the quality of life for persons with disabling disorders, the chronically ill, and the frail elderly by assisting them and/or their caregivers with services not otherwise available or accessible in Boulder City.
Founded by caring residents and local organizations in 1989, Lend A Hand has continuously helped Boulder City senior and disabled residents by providing increased access to medical care, respite care and basic transportation to shopping and personal needs. These sometimes basic tasks not only provide improved quality of life but in many cases allow our clients to remain independent in their own homes. Each year our trained volunteers serve over 300 clients, many of whom have low or fixed incomes.
Our targeted population is Boulder City residents age 60 and over or the disabled of any age with the largest majority being seniors over 60. According to the 2020 bi-annual report by the Nevada’s Commission on Aging Legislative Subcommittee, Nevada’s aging population is “one of the nation’s fastest growing states,” and “is becoming older and more diverse.” They also add that “In five states, the age 65 and over population increased by 50% or more between 2007 and 2017, including in Nevada (57.8%),” and “Of the nearly 3 million residents in Nevada, close to 1 in 6 Nevadans are now age 65 or older. The state’s rate of growth in retirement-age residents, about 46 percent, was faster than the national rate of about 30 percent.”
According to today’s figures from the United States Census Bureau, 16% of the state’s population is 65 or older – that same number for Boulder City is 29% or almost double Nevada’s statistic for the same age group, highlighting this increased need for expanded services in our community. Lend a Hand of Boulder City provides free compassionate help by friendly caring members of our community.